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Jay-Z calls out Grammys after Beyoncé was snubbed for Album of the Year
Featured Image Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images/Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Jay-Z calls out Grammys after Beyoncé was snubbed for Album of the Year

Jay-Z was joined on stage by his and Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy.

The BeyHive are flooding to social media in support after Jay-Z called out the Grammys for not awarding Beyoncé 'Album of the Year'.

Beyoncé may be the Queen of Pop, but one crown she is yet to be honoured with is the award for 'Album of the Year'.

And when he went up to accept his award at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, Jay-Z decided to call out the Recording Academy's history with the 'Album of the Year' award. Catch the moment here:

Jay-Z went up on stage to collect the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award.

The Award was created last year to mark the 50th anniversary of hip-hop and is presented to artists in recognition of their 'dedication to the art form that has greatly influenced the industry,' the Grammys website states.

However, during his acceptance speech, the 54-year-old rapper reflected on his boycotting of the Grammys in 1998 after DMX wasn't nominated for best album of the year and went on to criticise the Recording Academy for not recognising a certain 'young lady' in its 2024 'Album of the Year' award - ultimately won by Taylor Swift.

Jay-Z was awarded the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award.
Getty Images/ Kevin Winter/ The Recording Academy

Joined by his and Beyoncé's daughter Blue Ivy up on the stage, Jay-Z said he wants the awards ceremony to 'get it right'.

He continued: "At least getting close to right. And obviously it's subjective. Y'all don't gotta clap at everything. Obviously it's subjective because, you know, it's music and it's opinion-based.

"But, you know, some things — I don't want to embarrass this young lady, but she has more Grammys than everyone and never won album of the year. So even by your own metrics, that doesn't work. Think about that. The most Grammys, never won album of the year. That doesn't work.

"You know, some of you gonna go home tonight and feel like you've been robbed. Some of you may get robbed. Some of you don't belong in a category. No, when I get nervous I tell the truth."

"But outside of that, we got to keep showing up. Forget the Grammys for a second, just in life. As my daughter sits and stands with me as nervous as I am. Just in life, you got to keep showing up. [...] Until they give you all those accolades you think you deserve. Until they call you chairman. Until they call you a genius. Until they call you the greatest of all time."

And while he didn't mention the 'young lady' by name, fans are convinced Jay-Z was talking about pop star - and his partner - Beyoncé.

Beyoncé has never won 'Album of the Year'.
Getty Images/ Kevin Mazur/ The Recording Academy

The BeyHive have since flocked to social media in praise of Jay-Z's speech.

One X - formerly known as Twitter - user said: "Man’s just laying down facts."

"Jay-Z spoke REAL," another added.

However, a third wrote: "She always had strong competition like Adele and Bruno Mars who absolutely deserved it, I think it's also because Beyonce doesn't make and write her albums herself... It's well known that she doesn't. Just a thought , I love her."

UNILAD has contacted the Grammys for comment.

Topics: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Grammys, Music, Celebrity, US News, Film and TV